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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Study on a novel fault diagnosis method of rolling bearing in motor
Posted on June 24, 2016 at 8:46 pm

It is important to diagnose the faults of rolling bearings, because they may lead to the failure of […]

Scientists' breakthrough in modelling universe
Posted on June 24, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Research teams in Europe and the USA – including a cosmologist from the University of […]

Possibility of new particle discovery at LHC fading
Posted on June 24, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The physics community is apparently starting to lose its buzz over the possibility of the discovery […]

Physics professor makes nanomagnetism discovery
Posted on June 24, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Dr. Karine Chesnel has always been fascinated with understanding how things work, particularly the […]